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How to Enjoy Poulet

Poulet can be a great source of homey takeout food, says rworange. She gets whatever looks fresh and good–like the chicken, mushroom, fennel, and red wine sauce with pappardelle. Boozy, wine-soaked mushrooms perfume the experience, and the chicken is READ MORE

Farm-Fresh Salad Dressings with North Fork Flavors

Uncommonly good bottled salad dressings with Asian flavors come from Sang Lee Farms on Long Island’s North Fork. jenniebnyc is hooked on their Asian Vinaigrette–creamy, light, slightly sweet. ... READ MORE

Hamburger Tips from Forest Hills to the Bronx

A stealth burger lurks on the menu at Corfu Grill, where it goes by bifteki and comes with pita triangles and tzatziki. Whatever they call it, it’s really a hamburger, says janie. She declares it the best in Forest Hills–and a deal at $5.50 for the lu READ MORE

La Focacceria Folds Again; and Other New York News

For the second time in a year, La Focacceria has closed. The East Village Sicilian landmark, established 1914, first went under last year when its owner retired. It got a second chance in spring, when a longtime employee opened a new La Focacceria, with c READ MORE

Barrels, Barrels, Everywhere

What says “fun” more than a barrel-rolling competition? Consider us your go-to source for up-to-the-minute reports on this burgeoning sport. READ MORE

Worst-Case Scenario Chorizo

rworange has made a project out of tasting the house-made chorizo of Mexican markets in the Bay Area. Overall, her results are positive–the spicy sausages are generally great, with strong notes of vinegar, chile, and herbs, and lots of variation from READ MORE

Tuscan Truffled Pecorino from Pennsylvania Macaroni Company

The Pennsylvania Macaroni Company in Pittsburgh makes a pecorino cheese with chunks of both black and white truffles inside. mhoffman loves this cheese–it’s less salty than many pecorinos, and every sliver fills y READ MORE

Lithuanian Bacon Buns

How irresistible does a warm globe of dough filled with bits of fried bacon, ham, and onion sound? Bacon buns are a deeply traditional Lithuanian goodie, but they’re easy to whip up for the average American. This recipe may read long, but litchick, swea READ MORE

Sweet and Savory and Wonderful: Apple Cranberry Chutney

This is apple-cranberry chutney is much more than the sum of it’s parts, says prunefeet. The combination of sweet and savory is really wonderful. ... READ MORE

Next Up: A Robot That Powers Itself by Eating Kittens

Terrified by robots? If so, please don’t read the Wired blog entry about robots identifying human flesh as delicious bacon. READ MORE